If I ask you of the least important section in a webpage – header, mid or footer? I’m sure most of us would answer in favor of the footer section, but it should surprise you that footer section is as important as header section in a webpage. You must have heard of the famous saying ‘shoes are the reflection of human identity’ and footer stands parallel to this. Whenever a visitor looks at the footer section, he must get all the relevant ‘meta’ details regarding a website.
Basically a copyright information tells everyone that the website data is an intellectual property of a company/author and they reserves all rights. A website without such copyright info is open to all sorts of plagiarism – content as well as images. It’s just to tell that copying of this data without prior permission of author is illegal and subjected to legal action. A copyright violation can result in myriad consequences – hefty fine or jail towards those who are guilty based on the severity of actions.
About Us and Contact Us
This one is common but still a very important part of footer information. It’s important to get close with your visitors just like you meet new friends. So a website should also tell visitors about its history, services and everything interesting about it in a separate page called ‘about us’. It’s also important to put your contact number, office address, an email form by which they can be in touch with you. This makes it easier for them to mail any query regarding your services, website, careers opportunities or business related proposals directly. Connecting with the potential customers/visitors is as important as retaining old ones. isn’t it?
You can add more links and information to footer section but these four are the important ones for a professional looking website and hence you must include in yours.